Saturday, October 27, 2012

Thankful for the Beauty of Snow

A couple of days ago, we had our first snow of the season. I always find myself doing a happy dance when it snows, and the more snow, the better the dance. I realize some people find snow to be a challenge, and I grant that it's difficult to drive in. But for me, snow covers everything with a blanket of beauty and peace. Even garbage can lids look magical with six inches of powder on them. All of life seems covered with frosting.

When the snow comes, I find myself viewing my surroundings and my life through a different lens. My schedule, which on other days can seem so important and demanding, quickly goes out the window as I embrace staying home and spending time with family, taking the kids sledding, making hot chocolate and muffins, reading a good book snuggled under a blanket, creating art I so easily ignore when life goes at its usual pell-mell pace.

So, above is my little offering for the Interwebs, a small vignette from the snowfall of October 24, 2012. Whatever your weather today, may you sense the peace and comfort a snowy day can bring.


  1. Perfect timing for me to find out about your blog and have this post catch my eye. I am moving and will, for the first time since I was a toddler, live where it snows. Well, only a little bit, but it has me on edge. My parents were from Chicago and raised us in San Diego. I always heard "you never want to live where it snows." You have enchanted me with this post. I'm even tearing up a little. I just might find myself happy in snow! Thanks!

    1. Wow, Kathy! Thank you for sharing this--it touches my heart deeply. It's all about life-giving perspective, isn't it? Like you, I grew up a California girl where the attitude is "Snow is something you drive to." But living in Colorado, snow has never ceased to surprise and delight me. I wish the same for you! (And I look forward to hearing about your new adventure--please share!)

    2. P.S. Stay tuned. I'm working on a piece I'll share on this blog called "Home." I think you'll like it!